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Access to Science

A child looking at a prehistoric reptile.

2023 Dates (9–11 a.m. each day)

  • February 18, 2023
  • May 20, 2023
  • August 20, 2023
  • November 25, 2023

Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds. You can visit with the dinosaurs, explore our signature and special exhibits and wander through the dioramas at your own pace.

Registration

Preregistration is required to ensure a calm, positive experience for all guests. While same-day registration is available onsite, we strongly recommend reserving your ticket in advance due to the popularity of this program.

If you would like to attend, please contact our Visitor Services Department at 215-299-1060 or AccessToScience@ansp.org with the following information:

  • Contact name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Total number of attendees
  • The number and ages of any children

For information on what to expect while visiting the Academy, please visit us here.

Note: At this time, masks are optional.

Access to Science is supported by a grant from the Wawa Foundation.

Parking

There is metered parking near the Academy, some of which free on Sunday (look for the signs that say “Except Sunday”). The following lots and garages offer discounts to our visitors. Please read carefully, as some lots have special requirements to obtain their discounts.

Logan Square Garage

Academy visitors receive a discount at the Logan Square Garage located at 1815 Cherry Street. For a touchless parking experience, visitors can download the iParkit App and use program code ACADNMP001 to receive the discounted rate. Visitors using the iParkit App will receive an additional 10% off their first five uses (no promo code necessary). Visitors may also use the map below to purchase parking in advance for touchless entry.

The prices reflected in the map below are the discounted rates. Click the magnifying glass and select the date and time of your visit.

For more information about off-street parking, visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority's website.